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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎107] (250/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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A fow months later misfortune overtook Mulla "'Ali Shah. His fleet then
consisted of two ships, one large gallivat and one armed Tranki, and he
had strengthened himself in the preceding November by giving a
daughter in marriage to a chief of the Persian mainland who disposed
of about 400 armed men; but his personal following amounted to 200
men only, and his resources had been drained by the subsidies which he
paid to his other allies, the Qasimi Arabs. The Mullahs subjects now
rose against him at Hormuz, where they made him a prisoner and confined
him in the fort; but, while they repulsed an attempt at rescue made by
his people and some Arabs, they refused to hand their prisoner over to
the Khan of Lar. At Bandar ■'Abbas however they delivered up the
fort, which they had seized, to a brother of Nasir Khan, named
Ja far Khan, who happened to be near with a couple of hundred
men. The Bani Ma'm tribe thought this a good opportunity to
recover the island of Qishm and prepared, with assistance from Ja'far
Khan ; to besiege Laft; but that place was protected by the " Koumania
one of Mulla 'Ali Shah's vessels.* To remove this obstacle, the Khan
of Lar proposed that the Company's ship " Godolphin " should be sent to
take the " Roumania but the Agent declined on the ground that the
" Godolphin drew too much water; he contemplated, however, lending
the Khan the services of the smaller vessels " Drake " and Swallow "
when they should arrive, for the disturbances had brought the trade of the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to a standstill. One of Mulla 'AH Shah's vessels, the " Faiz
Rabb&ni", was given up by the people of Hormuz to some Arabs of
Charak, who took it to Ja'far Khan. On the 24th of June Mulla 'Ali
Shah, who had meanwhile regained his freedom, assisted by 1,000 Ras-al-
Khaimal Arabs under the personal command of their Shaikh, landed
near Bandar 'Abbas and seized the town ; but his forces failed to capture
the fort, and on the 28th, after plundering the town, they re-embarked
and withdraw to the island of Qishm. Nasir Khan then sent a retalia
tory expedition against Lingeh, and in August his people attempted a
raid upon Ras-al-Khaimah •, but his troops, meeting with no success at
either place, instead laid waste the island of Qishm. Grave apprehensions
were now entertained of an attack on the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. either by Ja 'far
Khan or by his brother, the Khan of Lar, who was in the neighbourhood
with a large force; and the Agent found himself obliged, by the undefended
character of the Company's temporary premises, not only to lend the Khan
the " Drake " ketch to convey the Bani M a'in from one place to another,
but also to submit to his repeated demands for a loan of 1 ,000 Tumans.
In September Nasir Khan was encamped at Khamir, where he was engage
in many schemes; and to prevent the seizure of Hormuz by the Chief of
* The name is so given, but it may be a mistake for " RahmSni."

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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